By Frank Jossi, Finance and Commerce
“When Colin Hirdman began buying duplexes a few years ago, he found that opening his water bill felt a bit like a game of Russian roulette because he never had any idea how much the charge would be. If a toilet started leaking in one of the 20 buildings he co-owns, the bill might run as much as $700 more than the previous month. Such surprises “happened multiple times every single year,” he said.
In his search for solutions, he decided that many water monitoring tools were too expensive and lacked mobile applications or consumer-friendly dashboards. So, he and business partner Josh Becerra, both of whom already owned a Web development company, created Water Meter Solutions.”